“I have said it before & I reiterate it today that even if India macadamizes the roads across the state instead of coal tar with the layers of pure gold & diamonds, the people of Kashmir are not going to give up their inalienable right of self determination.”

~Syed Ali Geelani, Kashmiri independence leader who turned 90-years-old yesterday & who has been under house arrest for years.

(Portrait of Syed Ali Geelani by Michigan artist & Kashmiri solidarity activist Lori Dee Desgranges)